Every person who has achieved extraordinary success has one thing in common: They knew exactly why success was important to them, and they had unwavering commitment to make it happen.
This is how to achieve goals, and it is referred to as the "Big Why.
" You may have heard this famous quote on how to achieve goals from one of the world's most successful entrepreneurs, Jim Rohn: "The stronger the WHY, the easier the HOW.
" Think about your own life and your personal secrets of success.
I'm willing to guess your proudest moment in life was something you had no idea how you would accomplish.
Perhaps you completed a marathon.
Perhaps you took a risk to change careers and follow your passion.
Maybe you earned a Master's degree while raising three kids.
Maybe you survived a really challenging situation and came out on the other side.
Or maybe you quit your job to sail around the world as a deck hand.
What was your biggest accomplishment? What was your Big Why? I'm willing to bet your reason for accomplishing such a feat wasn't because it was convenient.
It was because you had a very strong reason - a huge big WHY - that lit the path for you.
You went after what you wanted, and it moved you! One of the seldom-discussed secrets of success is that it doesn't even matter what your Big Why is.
If it is powerfully motivating and personally meaningful to you, your Big Why can take you straight to your most cherished dreams.
Let's look at an example.
There are a multitude of reasons people dedicate themselves to business ventures, for instance, and end up earning significant income.
Same accomplishment, different whys.
For one person, the Big Why behind this feat is for the freedom that comes from making their own schedule and calling the shots in their life.
For another person, the Big Why is to be able to afford a lifestyle of luxury.
The Big Why for others may be to have total financial security, to give their kids the childhood they never had, or to be able to make a difference through philanthropy.
Think about your own ambitions in life, and your strongest, most inspiring Big Why.
It doesn't matter what kind of successes or failures you've had in your life, or what kind of struggles you may be going through even right now.
ANYONE can achieve success with commitment, persistence, and a Big Why.
Remember, when you commit to your WHY, the HOW presents itself!